Fishing for clues
the basics of ice fishing are you cut a hole in the ice, and then fish for fish.
i'm sure it takes some experience to know where to make your hole, but you start with the hole and go from there.
in the past, when i've wanted something new, i've concluded that i needed it, that it's absence from my wardrobe generated that need, and buying it would fill a hole. very productive-sounding, no? but it also seems backward. wouldn't it make more sense to discover the hole before discovering a way to fill it?
now that i'm committed to shopping differently, i am making a point to be aware of and enjoy what i have - an early thanksgiving, if you will.
everyday dresses (fall, winter, spring, summer) - check
basic cardigans (fall, winter) - check
pants (fall, winter, spring, summer) - check
shorts (both polished and semi-casual) - check
skirts (both semi-polished and semi-casual) - check
tops (soft, warm, cool, formal, casual) - check
formal attire - check
accessories, bags, hats - check
blazers, coats and jackets (fall/winter, spring) - check
shoes (to go with all of the above) - check
judging from this list, other than things needing to be replaced as they shred/disintegrate, i really shouldn't feel as though i need anything... ever again.
how do you discover the holes in your wardrobe?